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# The graph shows one of the linear equations for a system of equations. Which equation represents the second linear equation for the system of equations that has the solution (3/4, 5\6)?A) 2x - 3y = 4 B) 2x + 3y = -4 C) 2/3x + 3y = 3 D) 2/3x - 3y = 3

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Answer: C) 2/3x + 3y = 3Step-by-step explanation:The attached graph shows only choice C intersects the desired point.Essentially, the given graph is irrelevant. What you want to know is which equation has (3/4, 5/6) as a solution.There are at least a couple of ways you can figure this out:try the given point in the equations to see which one worksexamine the features of the given equations to see which might work__If we consider the second approach, we realize all of the equations have negative y-intercepts except choice C*. For an equation with a negative y-intercept to be the solution, the x-intercept must be less than 3/4. That is not the case for any of choices A, B, or D, leaving only choice C as a viable possibility.We can check to see if the given point satisfies choice C. Filling in for x and y, we get ... (2/3)(3/4) + 3(5/6) = 2/4 +5/2 = 3 . . . . . . the point is on this line_____In the attached graph, choice C is the black line._____* For an equation of the form ax+by=c, the y-intercept is c/b and the x-intercept is c/a. The sign of the quotient can be figured from the signs of a, b, and c without doing any division._____Comment on interceptsConsidering the signs and values of the x- and y-intercepts can tell you a lot about the solution to a system of equations. They tell you where the line segment between the axes lies, and they can give you a clue as to the location (quadrant) of the intersection point of two lines. Often, the intercepts are all you need to create a useful graph of an equation.